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BBQ Ribs recipe

BBQ Ribs recipe

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Tasty, twice baked BBQ ribs with your favourite BBQ sauce.

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IngredientsServes: 5

  • 10 thick cut pork ribs
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 500ml BBQ sauce

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:3hr ›Ready in:3hr10min

  1. Preheat the oven to 120 C / Gas mark 1/2.
  2. In a shallow baking dish or roasting tin, place ribs in a single layer; salt if desired. Spread the garlic on the ribs, then place the lemon slices on top. Bake in the preheated oven for 2 hours - the ribs should be tender. Drain any fat and liquid. Pour BBQ sauce over the ribs. Return to oven and bake one more hour.

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Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(555)

Reviews in English (444)

Altered ingredient amounts.2 people-20 Sep 2009

by Sande

I gave it 5 stars but I did adjust several things as others had suggested. I covered bottom of pan in 1/16" water, sealed tightly with foil and cooked ribs 2 hrs. at 300. I then opened foil and drained all juices off. I covered ribs in 18 oz of BBQ sauce and 1 tsp. dried onion flakes. I then replaced foil and cooked at 275 for another 40 minutes. I used 3.5 lbs very meaty country style ribs. They were the most tender and moist ribs I'd ever made! They were falling off the bone and very moist still. I got the foil idea from another poster and also the bit of water as I did not want lemon. I also mix about 3-4 different bottles sauces to come up with the one we like best. We don't care for the one most posters mentioned.-04 Mar 2007

by PKELLYC

Try baking them at 350 degrees in a foil covered pan for 1 1/2 hours. Drain the fat, add your bbq sauce and continue cooking for another 1/2 hour uncovered.-17 Jan 2006


A classic wet mustard rub that really sticks to the meat. You can use different types of mustard in this recipe in order to change the flavor of the rub.

In Kansas City, they know BBQ ribs. This is the barbecue rub recipe for traditional Kansas City-style ribs. Finish these ribs off with a good barbecue sauce and you'll have a fantastic meal.


BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Mix together the brown sugar, salt, mustard, paprika, smoked paprika, black pepper and garlic salt together in a small bowl. Be sure to break up any lumps with your fingers. Reserve 1 tablespoon of rub in a small bowl for serving.

Remove the silver skin from the underside of the ribs by sliding your fingers under the thin membrane and pulling it off. Repeat with the second rack. Rub the ribs with the seasoning on both sides. Place in a single layer in a large roasting pan and cover tightly with heavy-duty foil. Place the roasting pan into the oven and bake until the ribs are tender, about 1 hour 15 minutes.

Preheat the grill to medium heat.

Grill the ribs on each side for 15 minutes, watching and flipping when necessary, for 30 minutes total. Baste with Jamie’s BBQ Sauce the last 10 minutes. (The sauce goes on at the end because it is sugar based and you don’t want to burn your ribs.)

Let the racks rest 5 minutes before slicing into individual ribs. Sprinkle the cut ribs with the reserved dry rub and serve along with extra sauce.

Jamie's BBQ Sauce

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and stir until softened. Add the vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cayenne pepper and some salt and black pepper to the saucepan and simmer on medium-low heat until thickened, about 35 minutes. Yield: About 4 cups.


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Heat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit (135C).

If the ribs still have the thin membrane covering the back of the rack, remove it. See how in the notes section below.

Season both sides of the ribs with a generous amount of salt and pepper then place, meat-side up, into a large roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet. (It may be necessary to cut the ribs in half in order for them to fit into the pan).

Cover the pan or baking sheet tightly with aluminum foil, and then bake until the meat falls easily from the bones, 3 to 4 hours.

While the ribs bake, make the barbecue sauce. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.

Add the onions and cook until soft and translucent, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in the cumin and cook for an additional 30 seconds.

Add the ketchup, hot chili sauce, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar. Stir to combine, season with salt then cook for 2 minutes. Set aside in preparation for the ribs to finish roasting.

Remove the ribs from the oven, discard the aluminum foil and generously brush both sides with barbecue sauce.

Optional: Move an oven rack near to the top of the oven. Turn broiler to high and broil the ribs for 3-4 minutes, just until the barbecue sauce begins to caramelize. (Keep a close eye on the ribs while they broil so they the sauce does not burn.)


  1. Set your BBQ Guru Temperature control to 275°F.
  2. Remove ribs from the package and lay them out on the cutting board.
  3. Place them meat side down and remove the thin membranes from the back side of the ribs by using a dry paper towel to help grip and pull the membrane away from the bones.
  4. Brush some olive oil on both sides of the ribs then dust with a layer of 3Eyz Championship Rub then a top layer of BBQ Bob&rsquos Alpha BBQ Rub.
  5. Let sit covered for 45 minutes in a cool area to bring ribs up to room temperature.
  6. Place Pecan wood chunks into the hot coals of the smoker approximately 15 minutes before placing the ribs into the smoker.
  7. Place the ribs into the smoker (indirect set up) meat side up and close the smoker.
  8. Allow them to cook for approximately 4 hours before checking them for tenderness.
  9. Take a tooth pick or wooden skewer and poke it into the meat between the bones to check for tenderness. If there is any resistance from the meat, allow the ribs to cook longer.
  10. Check ribs for tenderness every 20 minutes until tender.
  11. Brush on the BBQ Bob&rsquos Hav'N a BBQ Sauce while the ribs are on the smoker and let cook for 5-10 minutes to set the sauce and allow it to glaze.

Main Ingredient: Ribs

In American cuisine, ribs usually refers to barbecue pork ribs, or sometimes beef ribs, which are served with various barbecue sauces. They are served as a rack of meat which diners customarily tear apart by hand, then eat the meat from the bone. Slow roasting or barbecuing for as much as 10–12 hours creates a tender finished product.


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Smoked baby back ribs have plenty of down-home flavor, but they require special equipment and take a while to cook on the grill this oven-to-grill method can be done in stages, so there’s no need to baby-sit the ribs. First, coat them all over with a sweetly spiced rub, then roast them in the oven while you make a simple barbecue sauce. When you’re ready to serve, throw the ribs on the grill, brush with the sauce, and let the heat turn the sauce into a sticky glaze. This recipe ranks high among our favorite BBQ recipes to share, along with our smoked beer can chicken recipe. Pass around some potato salad, grilled corn, and a roll of paper towels at the table.

Special equipment: You’ll need a pastry brush or barbecue basting brush for this recipe.

Game plan: You can make the ribs through step 7 up to 2 days in advance. After roasting, transfer them to a large, shallow container, set aside to cool for about an hour, then cover and refrigerate. When you’re ready to grill, remove the ribs from the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature before grilling, about 1 hour.

The sauce can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Let it come to room temperature before using.

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Recipe Summary

  • 2 (2 1/2- to 3-lb.)s slabs St. Louis-style pork ribs (about 10 bones each)
  • 1/3 cup kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds cherry tomatoes
  • 3 cups chopped yellow onions (about 2 medium onions)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 tsp.)
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven to 350°F. Pat both sides of slabs dry with paper towels. Using a sharp knife, remove thin membrane from back of each by slicing into it and pulling it off with a paper towel.

Make the Southern BBQ Dry Rub: Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl or large ziplock plastic bag. (You will have about 11/4 cups dry rub.) Divide Southern BBQ Rub evenly among slabs, rubbing on both sides of each (about 3/4 cup). Press gently to adhere. Place slabs, meaty side up, on a wire rack on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet, and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

Bake in preheated oven until meat begins to pull away from bones but is not yet tender, about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 450°F. (Do not remove ribs from oven.)

While the ribs are baking, make the Melting Pot BBQ Sauce. Heat a large (12-inch) cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Add tomatoes, and cook, stirring often, until skins begin to split and char, 5 to 7 minutes. Add onions and garlic, and cook, stirring often, 5 minutes. Add butter to pan, and cook until melted, about 1 minute. Add brown sugar stir until combined. Cook, without stirring, until edges start to caramelize, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until tomatoes completely break down and mixture is slightly thickened, about 45 minutes.

Remove from heat, and carefully transfer to a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape) process on high until almost smooth, about 1 minute, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. (You will have about 1 quart of sauce.)

Brush both sides of ribs with 1 cup Melting Pot BBQ Sauce. Bake until ribs are very tender and caramelized, 35 to 45 minutes, brushing with another cup barbecue sauce halfway through baking. Remove from oven, and let stand at least 10 minutes. Serve with remaining 2 cups barbecue sauce.


Preparation

Preheat oven to 250°F. Combine the chili powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder in a small bowl and rub the mixture on both sides of the ribs.

Place each rack of ribs on a large piece of aluminum foil, shiny side up. Wrap tightly and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 3 hours.

Preheat an outdoor grill to medium high (if you don't have access to a grill, use your broiler). Unwrap ribs and baste with a few tablespoons of barbecue sauce. Grill about 5 minutes per side until browned and crispy.

Cut the ribs between the bones and toss in a large bowl with remaining barbecue sauce. Serve hot.


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Nothing says a BBQ like some delicious ribs. These tender and juicy BBQ ribs recipes will be a big hit at your next cookout!

Summertime and the livings easy…truer words have never been spoken. What goes with summertime – well BBQ cookouts of course! We love to cookout with friends and family and one of our favorite items to cook is BBQ ribs.

The expression low and slow goes perfectly when it comes to making the best ribs. We’ve gone through and found 18 of the most tender and juicy BBQ rib recipes that exist online. We got to admit, there’s some talented cooks out there and we wanted to make sure you had the chance to try out their recipes.

So have a blast this summer at your grill, smoker, or whatever you use to make your mouthwatering BBQ ribs. Just be sure that you make enough for your friends and family at the next cookout or party!

1. Easy Fall of the Bone BBQ Ribs

This recipe will help you make fall off the bone BBQ ribs. They get rave reviews every time we make them. Use the simple spice rub and massage it into your ribs then bake them. You’ll absolutely love these!

2. BBQ Ribs in the Oven

These ribs are fall off the bone tender. Instead of using a smoker to make these BBQ ribs, these get made in the oven. Slow cook them and you’ll love taking these out and sinking your teeth in these tender BBQ ribs!

3. Best Ever Baby Back Ribs

To make these baby back ribs, you need to start off by marinating them for 8 hours. Use a dry rub and slow roast them in your oven for three to four hours. Finish them off on your grill with a BBQ sauce and you’re ready to go!

4. Easy Crock-Pot BBQ Ribs

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5. BBQ Ribs on the Grill

If you don’t have time to cook ribs using the low and slow method, try this out. You can marinate your meat with a dry rub a few hours before you start. Then cook the ribs on your grill and serve!

6. Slow-cooker BBQ Ribs

Ribs and the slow cooker are a perfect marriage. This recipe is easy to follow because of the great video instructions. This is an excellent first timer recipe to try out!

7. Honey Garlic Smoked Ribs

These honey garlic ribs are covered in a delicious sauce. They’ll fall off the bone because of how tender they are. Take your ribs to the next level with this recipe!

8. Apple Flavored Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

Use your pressure cooker to make these BBQ ribs. Your mouth will be watering with the flavors this recipe produces. The apple juice and cayenne pepper will give this a unbelievable smoky BBQ rib flavor!

9. Fall of the Bone Saucy BBQ Ribs

The award winning BBQ sauce covers these pork ribs. You’ll want to make this recipe over and over again after trying these BBQ ribs!

10. Texas BBQ Ribs

Texas is known as the home of the best BBQ. So try out this Texas BBQ ribs recipe for a country style version of ribs. Pair it with the tasty homemade BBQ sauce that gets poured over the top and you’ll be in heaven with every bite you take!

11. The Ribs Recipe Only Chefs Knew…

You’ve always wondered how chefs make ribs fall off the bone. Now you can find out with this recipe for the tips that chefs use to make fall off the bone BBQ ribs!

12. Fall off the Bone Ribs

Watch your kids dive into these fall off the bone BBQ ribs. They’ll have messy faces but all smiles because of how delicious they are. Make your family’s stomachs full with the most tasty fall off the bone BBQ ribs!

13. Coca Cola BBQ Ribs

This is going to be the only rib recipe you’ll ever need. Use Coca Cola to cover the ribs in a sweet and sticky sauce. They’re cooked to absolute perfection.

14. Sweet & Smoky Dry Rub for Ribs

The sweet and smoky dry rub is going to get used all summer long and for good reason. These BBQ ribs are going to be so tender. Top them off with your favorite BBQ sauce!

15. Sweet and Smokey BBQ Rib Rub

You don’t need a backyard BBQ put to make these ribs. This recipe is going to show you how to make baby back ribs in the oven. They’ll melt in your mouth!

16. Texas Style Ribs

The style of Texas ribs are all about the meat and how they’re smoked. When they use seasonings they keep it simple. There’s nothing wrong with simple and with this recipe you’ll find out why!

17. Crock Pot Barbecue Ribs

This BBQ rib recipe is easy if you know you’ll be short on time for dinner that night. Cook them in the crockpot all day and they’ll be ready for your weeknight meal with your family.

18. Mama’s Best Ribs Ever

This recipe was one of our readers favorites. Mama knows best when it comes to making BBQ ribs. Discover why and cook these ribs at your next cookout!